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5 Best Free Multimedia Player Programs for Windows 11

Since Windows 11 has been released on October 5, 2021, there have been many bugs and compability issues with apps, programs and games. But there are a few great and free media player apps which have already solved the issues with the new Windows 11. So in this case, we have made a list of best multimedia players without any problems with Windows 11 OS.



1. VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is a cross-platform, free and open-source media player created by VideoLAN, a non-profit organization. It has everything you expect from a media player, including full video format support, streaming, downloading, and more.

It plays most media files and devices, including DVDs, CDs, VCDs, webcams, and streaming protocols, but not Blu-rays. With VLC Media Player, you’ll be able to play videos while they’re downloading and play Zip files without unzipping them individually.

You can also extend VLC’s offering with downloadable plugins to optimize video and audio playback for each device. It plays almost all codecs without the need for additional codec packs.

Pros

  • Play any existing media file

  • Customizable interface

  • Works on all platforms such as Windows, Mac and Android

  • No advertising software

  • Screenshot available

  • It supports MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MKV, WebM, and more

  • This tool offers video filtering feature to work on stream

Cons

  • No support for certain file types and codecs

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2. GOM Player

GOM Player is a free media player compatible with Windows. It includes extensive video playback features including support for 8K video resolution.

There’s a control panel for adjusting brightness, contrast, saturation, time skips, and playback speed, as well as an equalizer for audio. It comes with built-in codecs, so if it doesn’t already support a file format, you can easily find and download the codec that does. It even works with corrupted media files and downloads missing codecs to help them run properly.

Pros

  • Play videos in multiple media formats
  • Automatic subtitle detection and synchronization
  • 360 degree VR playback
  • No ads for the paid version

Cons

  • No support for certain file types and codecs

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3. 5KPlayer

5KPlayer is also a free video player for Windows with DLNA/Apple AirPlay integration built in. It can play 4K high definition videos with 360 VR and download videos from your favorite streaming platforms like YouTube, Dailymotion and Vimeo.

Pros

  • You can enjoy 4K/1080p/360° video, DVD and IPTV
  • Allows hardware acceleration by Nvidia, AMD and Intel
  • Built-in radio player to listen to satellite radio stations
  • AirPlay/DLNA wireless streaming

Cons

  • It contains advertisements

Supported formats:

MP4, MOV, M4V, MP3, AAC, H.264

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4. PotPlayer

PotPlayer is another free and lightweight video player for Windows only, which supports even more file formats than VLC. It enhances your video experience by providing 3D video support so you can use 3D glasses at the same time!

Pros

  • Supports OpenCodec so you don’t need to worry about file compatibility
  • Simple and smooth interface
  • Offers support for Direct3D9 Ex Flip and Overlay Mode
  • Possibility to bookmark scenes or chapters of a video

Cons

  • Sometimes the aspect ratio might be unstable.

Supported formats:

CUDA, DXA, QuickSync

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5. RealPlayer

RealPlayer is an interactive video player for Windows 11, 10, 8 and 7. It lets you download videos to watch later and you can even restrict access by inserting a pin.

Pros

  • Convert video file to other file formats like AVI, MOV
  • You can read and burn CDs/DVDs
  • Offers streaming support with Xbox, Roku and Chromecast

Cons

  • Upgrade to premium plan to unlock all features and enable HD streaming
  • Windows only

Supported formats:

M4V, MP4, RMVB, WAV, WMV, FLV, AVI

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Conclusion

Lastly, these are some best media players which are widely used. You can choose one of them which works well according to your software and hardware performance. In case we missed any popular media player for PC, let us know.

Mehmet S. Kaya
Mehmet S. Kayahttps://teknonel.com
Mehmet is one of the administrator of Teknonel. As a software developer, he loves to share his knowledge in related topics. He is highly familiar with the editorial process from the inception of an article idea, through the iterative process, publishing, and performance analysis as well as product reviews.

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